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Dr. Shreya Bhattacharji

 

Associate Professor, Department of English Studies

Present Address :

Department of English Studies
Central University of Jharkhand
Cheri-Manatu Campus
Ranchi-835 222, Jharkhand, India

Permanent Address: 

            
1st Floor, AK 185, Sector 2
Salt Lake, Kolkata-700091, India

E-mail : shreya.bhattacharji@cuj.ac.in/bhattacharjishreya@gmail.com

Area of Interest:   Postcolonial Studies, especially African, Afro-American and Caribbean Literature, Queer and Women’s Writings, Border and Partition Studies, Contemporary Critical Theories, Gender and Tribal Studies.
Educational Qualification:   MA, PhD

Awards/ recognition:

 
  1. Awarded National Scholarship for Hindi in the AISSC Examination.
  2. Selected in West Bengal Civil Services Exam 1994. Served as Chief Controller, Department of Jails, West Bengal, September 1996 - September 2001.
Courses Taught:  

Undergraduate and Post Graduate levels: Post-Colonial Literature, especially African, Afro-American and Caribbean Literature, Queer and Women’s Writings, Contemporary Critical Theories,  Partition Literature, Literature of the Tribes in addition to canonical British texts (Chaucer to 20th Century Literature) and American texts (19th and 20th Century Literature).

PhD level: Contemporary Post Colonial Theories
Additional role/ responsibility:  
  1. Member, Board of Studies, Department of English Studies
  2. Member, Board of School, School of Languages
  3. Member, Board of School, School of Natural Sciences
Brief introduction:   Dr. Shreya Bhattacharji is Associate Professor in the Department of English Studies, Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi, India. Her academic interests include Postcolonial Studies, especially African, Afro-American, Caribbean, Queer and Women’s Writings, Border and Partition Studies and Contemporary Critical Theories. She has published widely and has been invited to numerous conferences in India as also in the United States, France, Hungary, South Africa and South Korea. Formerly a Civil Services Officer, she also nurtures a keen interest in human rights, tribal and gender issues.

Administrative responsibilities (with active period):

 
  1. Chief Proctor (14th July 2011 to 9th Dec 2015)
  2. Dean, School of Languages (13th Nov 2014 to 13th Nov 2017)
  3. Head, Department of English Studies (4th Feb 2014 to 18th Jan 2018)
  4. Chair, Women Cell (2015 -2017)
  5. Member, International Study and Research Cell (2013-2018)
  6. Warden, Girls’ Hostel (2011 to 2014)

Articles Published/ Accepted:

 

Articles in Journals (Published)

  1. Bhattacharji, Shreya and Hare Krishna Kuiry, February 2021. “Death to Deification: Reading the Many Tales of Goddess Tusu” in Journal of the Department of English, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore, Vol 14, pages 293-314, edited by Jolly Das. ISSN 0973-3671.
  2. Bhattacharji, Shreya, November 2019. “Myopic Masculinities and Gendered Interventions: Things Fall Apart and The Last of the Strong Ones” in Middle Flight, SSM Journal of English Literature and Culture (Special Volume on CBCS Syllabi with a Section on Indian Theatre), Vol.8, No.1, pages 175-183, edited by Debdas Roy and Pritha Kundu. ISSN 2319 7684.
  3. Bhattacharji, Shreya, November 2018.““We can be, and frequently are, our own enemies”: Relocating Biafra in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun” published in Litscape, Journal of VUETC, Vidyasagar University English     Teachers’ Consortium, Vol. 11, No. 1, pages 107-122, edited by Tapan Jyoti Banerjee. ISSN 0976-9064.  
  4. Bhattacharji, Shreya and Gargy Ganguly, November 2018. “Locating Gaps in Women Slave Narratives: Memoir of Mrs. Chloe Spear and Memoir of Old Elizabeth” in Middle Flight, SSM Journal of English Literature and Culture (Special Volume: Gender and Sexuality Studies), Vol.7, No.1, pages 166-173, edited by Debdas Roy and Pritha Kundu. ISSN 2319 7684.
  5. Bhattacharji, Shreya, October 2018. “Shattering the Colonial Myth of the African Woman: Ifi Amadiume’s male Daughters, female Husbands” in Glocal Colloquies, An International Journal of World Literature and Cultures, Vol. 4, pages 27-41, edited by Shreya Bhattacharji and Rahul Chaturvedi. ISSN 24542423.
  6. Bhattacharji, Shreya and Amitabha Bhattacharyya, September 2018. “The Green Cultural Mosaic of the Lepcha Community” in Aachuley, a non-profitable quarterly Lepcha bilingual journal illustrating the Lepcha way of life, Vol. 23, Number 3, pages 51-56, edited by Lyangsong Tamsang.
  7. Bhattacharji, Shreya and Amitabha Bhattacharyya, 2017.   “Translation Across Disciplines: The Bodanis and Gamow Unconventional Physics Narratives” in Glocal Colloquies, An International Journal of World Literature and Cultures, Vol. 3, pages 07-25, edited by Shreya Bhattacharji and Rahul Chaturvedi. ISSN 24542423.
  8. Bhattacharji, Shreya, November 2017. “Write/Right the Partition in 2016: Shobha Rao’s An Unrestored Woman and Other Stories” in Middle Flight, SSM Journal of English Literature and Culture (Special Volume: Peripheral Identities in Literature, Film and Performance), Vol.6, No.1, pages 92-99, edited by Debdas Roy and Pritha Kundu. ISSN 2319 7684.
  9. Bhattacharji, Shreya and Neha Kumari, 2014-2015, (pub 2017). “Queer Skin, Straight Mask: Unveiling Masks in Shani Mootoo’s Cereus Blooms at Night” in Journal of the Department of English, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore, Vol 12, pages 121-130, edited by Joyjit Ghosh. ISSN 0973-3671.
  10. Bhattacharji, Shreya and Neha Kumari, 2016. “Bridging the Gap: A. Revathi’s The Truth About Me” in Research and Criticism, Journal of Department of English, Banaras Hindu University, Vol 7, pages 52-62, edited by M. S. Pandey. ISSN 2229-3639
  11. Bhattacharji, Shreya, January 2015. “Re-reading Globalization without Blinkers: Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger and Pseudo-Democratic India” in Journal of Advanced Studies, Vol I, pages 19-26, edited by Ujjal Kumar Sur and Shreya Mitra. ISSN 2394-7241.
  12. Bhattacharyya, Amitabha and Shreya Bhattacharji, December 2014. “Margin to Metropolis: Lepchas of India and Igbos of Nigeria” in Salesian Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol V, No 2, Platinum Jubilee Special Edition (First Volume), Contextual Management: Theories and Practices, pages 32-42, edited by Sandeep Singh and Shomik Saha. ISSN: 0976-1861.
  13. Bhattacharji, Shreya, 2013. “Tribal Igbo Culture without Blinkers: Achebe to Adichie: ‘Mbari’ to Literature” published in Litscape, Journal of VUETC, Vidyasagar University English Teachers’ Consortium, Vol. 8, No. 1, pages 1-10, edited by Tapan Jyoti Banerjee. ISSN 0976-9064. 
  14. Bhattacharji, Shreya, October 2013.“The Hegemonic Game of ‘Exclusion’/‘Inclusion’ ‘Chaos’/‘Cosmos’ Exploring the Dynamics of the ‘Evil Forest’ in Chinua Achebe’s World” published in Middle Flight, SSM Journal of English Literature and Culture (Special Volume: New Literatures), Vol.2, No.1, , pages 6-14,  edited by Debdas Roy. ISSN 2319 7684.
  15. Bhattacharji, Shreya, 2007-2008. “Crossing Frontiers/Engulfing Conversions: Achebe’s Igboland from the Colonial to the Neo-Colonial Space” published in Journal of the Department of English, University of Calcutta, Vol. XXIV, Nos. 1 & 2, pages 38-50, edited by Jharna Sanyal.
  16. Bhattacharji, Shreya, (November 2004). “Sex and empire building in the fiction of Chinua Achebe” published in SIMILE (Studies in Media and Information Literacy Education), Vol. 4, Number 4, pages 1-8, University of Toronto Press, ISSN 1496-6603, DOI 10.3138/sim.4.4.005.
  17. Bhattacharji, Shreya, 2003. “The Relevance of Sadaat Hasan Manto Today” published in The Literary Criterion: Special Number on Asian Literature – 2, Vol. No. 38, Nos. 3 & 4, pages 87-96, edited by C. D. Narasimhaiah et all.

Book Chapters (Published)

  1. Bhattacharji, Shreya, 2020. “Creation and Contemporaneity: Myths and Women in India, Nigeria and Australia” in an anthology Imagining the world: Literature, Philosophy, Myth and Reality,” edited by Varsha Singh, Authorspress Publications, New Delhi, India. pages 39-47, ISBN 978-93-89824-92-6.
  2. Bhattacharji, Shreya, 2019. ““Little Histories” of the “Peripheral People”: Re-reading Mamang Dai’s The Legends of Pensam” in an anthology Writing from India’s North-East: Recovering the Small Voices, edited by Dwijen Sharma, Aadi Publications, Jaipur, India, pages 33-50. ISBN 978-93-87799-14-1.
  3. Bhattacharji, Shreya, December, 2018. ““We can’t go back, but we don’t know how to go ahead” Warped Indo-Trini Identities in Shani Mootoo’s Valmiki’s Daughter” in an anthology Question of Identity in the Literature of Indian Diaspora in English, edited by Aloy Chand Biswas, The Book World, Kolkata, India, Pages 26-39, ISBN 978-93-81231-38-8.
  4. Bhattacharji, Shreya, June, 2017. “Women Prisoners of West Bengal and Human Rights: An Overview” published in the book Human Rights In India: Historical Perspectives and Challenges Ahead, edited by Amit Bhattacharyya and Bimal Kanti Ghosh, Setu Prakashani, Kolkata, India, January 2010. pages 160-170, ISBN 978-81-903272-1-3 (Pb). ISBN 978-81-903272-3-7 (Hb). Second Edition ISBN 978-93-80677-99-6.
  5. Bhattacharji, Shreya, 2015.  “Foregrounding the Margin: Traditional Value Systems of Lepchas of India and Igbos of Nigeria” in an anthology Performing Identities: Celebrating Indigeneity in the Arts, edited by G. N. Devy et al., Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, India, UK, pages 68-93, ISBN 978-1-138-79599-0.
  6. Bhattacharji, Shreya, 2015. “Cartographic Sport/Throttled Stories: Re-reading 1947 India/Pakistan” in an anthology Contested Identities: Literary Negotiations in Time and Place, edited by Roger Nicholson, Claudia Marquis and Gertrud Szamosi, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK, pages 217-232, ISBN (10): 1-4438-7846-4, ISBN (13): 978-1-4438-7846-3
  7. Bhattacharji, Shreya, 2013. “Voices Categorically Marginalized: A. Revathi’s Trans - Autobiography The Truth About Me” published in the book Marginality: Reflections from Indian Literature, edited by S. Balakrishnan et al, Vergal Publication, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India, Page 140, ISBN 978-81-928113-1-4.
  8. Bhattacharji, Shreya, 2013. “Lesser Known Worlds of Sycorax: Lepchas of India and Igbos of Nigeria” published in Expanding the Frontiers of Comparative Literature (1): A Return to the Transnational Tradition, edited by Sung-Won Cho, Chung-Ang University Press, Seoul, South Korea, pages 84-94, ISBN 978-89-7207-288-1 (set), ISBN 978-89-7207-289-8.
  9. Bhattacharji, Shreya, 2012. “Mapping Borders/Screaming Skeletons: Relocating Women in Partition Narratives” in an anthology Marginalised Identity, edited by Jumyir Basar et al., Commonwealth Publishers, New Delhi, India, pages 62-72, ISBN 978-81-311-0383-8.
  10. Bhattacharji, Shreya, 2012. “Decoding the Moves of Colonial Chess: Premchand/Satyajit Ray’s Shatranj Ke Khiladi” published in the book Filming Fiction: Tagore, Premchand, and Ray, edited by M Asaduddin and Anuradha Ghosh, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, India, pages 211-228, ISBN-13:978-0-19-807593-6, ISBN-10:0-19-807593-6.
  11. Bhattacharji, Shreya, 2012.  “Foregrounding Caliban in Prospero’s Narrative: Unearthing Socio-cultural Gender-friendly Traditions of Two Tribal Societies: The Lepchas of India and the Igbos of Nigeria” published in the book Politics of Culture, Identity and Protest in North-east India (Volume 1), edited by Padam Nepal and Anup Shekhar Chakraborty, Authorspress, New Delhi, India, pages 165-174, ISBN 978-81-7273-626-2.
  12. Bhattacharji, Shreya, 2010.  “Irreverant Believers in Lost Causes: Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie’s Incorrigible Women” published in the book African Women Novelists: Re-Imaging Gender, edited by Mala Pandurang and Anke Bartels, Pencraft International, New Delhi, India, pages 92-106, ISBN 978-81-909416-3-1.
  13. Bhattacharji, Shreya, 2009. “Playing the Game of Linguistic Chess: Domination, Subversion and Celebration” published in the book Rethinking Multilingualism: Issues And Problems, edited by Shailendra Kumar Singh, EBH Publishers, Guwahati, India, pages 289-307, ISBN 978-81-9078-123-7.
  14. Bhattacharji, Shreya, 2008.  “Re-writing History/Re-writing Women: Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo’s The Last of the Strong Ones” published in the book The Fiction of Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo: Issues and Perspectives, edited by Patrick Oloko, Africa Cultural Institute, Lagos, Nigeria, pages 132-151, ISBN 978-35639-9-8.

Seminar/Workshop/Conference Participation:

  International Web-Conference and Lecture Series

Presentation and Chairing

  1. As Invited Speaker delivered Keynote Address “Texts/Contexts: The Postcolonial Question” at International Webinar on The Empire And After: Trends, Issues and Perspectives organized by Department of English in collaboration with IQAC, S. R. Fatepuria College, Murshidabad, West Bengal, on September 05th, 2020. Online, Google Meet, 04th September - 05th September, 2020.  Also chaired a session.
  2. Presented as Invited Speaker “Untwining Threads of Gender in Select African Narratives: His(Stories) and Hers” at International Webinar on Gender, Sexuality and Postcolonial Literature: Trends, Issues and Perspectives organized by Department of English, S. R. Fatepuria College, Murshidabad, West Bengal, on July 24th, 2020. Online, Google Meet, 23rd July - 25th July, 2020.
  3. Presented as Resource Person “Voices of Hope and Wings of Creativity: Surviving COVID 19 Pandemic” at UGC-CPE sponsored Three Day Interdisciplinary Online International Conference on COVID 19 Pandemic and its Impact on the Human Society: Divergent Voices and Perspectives organized by Departments of English and Political Science, Nirmala College, Ranchi, Jharkhand, on July 20th, 2020. Online, Zoom Meet, 19th July - 21st July, 2020.  
  4. Presented as Resource Person “Re-reading Literature through the Postcolonial Lens” at International Webinar Series organized by Department of English in collaboration with IQAC, Gobinda Prasad Mahavidyalaya, Bankura, West Bengal, on June 28th, 2020. Online, Google Meet, 27th June - 4th July, 2020.
  5. Presented as Plenary Speaker “Pandemic in Eve’s Garden” at e-CoExist 2020, two days international conference on Coping with Covid-19: Sustainable Living in the Era of Pandemic, organized by IQAC, Belda College, West Bengal, in collaboration with Bangladesh Open University, Bangladesh, on June 16th, 2020. Online, Zoom Meet, 15th -16th June, 2020. Also chaired a session.
  6. Presented “Women, the Pandemic and Thereafter” at International Web Lecture Series organized by Department of English, Onda Thana Mahavidyalaya, Bankura, West Bengal, on June 4th, 2020. Online, Google Meet, 1st June-6th June, 2020.
International Web-Conference and Lecture Series

Presentation and Chairing

  1. As Invited Speaker delivered Keynote Address “Texts/Contexts: The Postcolonial Question” at International Webinar on The Empire And After: Trends, Issues and Perspectives organized by Department of English in collaboration with IQAC, S. R. Fatepuria College, Murshidabad, West Bengal, on September 05th, 2020. Online, Google Meet, 04th September - 05th September, 2020.  Also chaired a session.
  2. Presented as Invited Speaker “Untwining Threads of Gender in Select African Narratives: His(Stories) and Hers” at International Webinar on Gender, Sexuality and Postcolonial Literature: Trends, Issues and Perspectives organized by Department of English, S. R. Fatepuria College, Murshidabad, West Bengal, on July 24th, 2020. Online, Google Meet, 23rd July - 25th July, 2020.
  3. Presented as Resource Person “Voices of Hope and Wings of Creativity: Surviving COVID 19 Pandemic” at UGC-CPE sponsored Three Day Interdisciplinary Online International Conference on COVID 19 Pandemic and its Impact on the Human Society: Divergent Voices and Perspectives organized by Departments of English and Political Science, Nirmala College, Ranchi, Jharkhand, on July 20th, 2020. Online, Zoom Meet, 19th July - 21st July, 2020.  
  4. Presented as Resource Person “Re-reading Literature through the Postcolonial Lens” at International Webinar Series organized by Department of English in collaboration with IQAC, Gobinda Prasad Mahavidyalaya, Bankura, West Bengal, on June 28th, 2020. Online, Google Meet, 27th June - 4th July, 2020.
  5. Presented as Plenary Speaker “Pandemic in Eve’s Garden” at e-CoExist 2020, two days international conference on Coping with Covid-19: Sustainable Living in the Era of Pandemic, organized by IQAC, Belda College, West Bengal, in collaboration with Bangladesh Open University, Bangladesh, on June 16th, 2020. Online, Zoom Meet, 15th -16th June, 2020. Also chaired a session.
  6. Presented “Women, the Pandemic and Thereafter” at International Web Lecture Series organized by Department of English, Onda Thana Mahavidyalaya, Bankura, West Bengal, on June 4th, 2020. Online, Google Meet, 1st June-6th June, 2020.
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES:

Presentation and Chairing

  1. Presented as Plenary Speaker “‘I want to be known as people’s poet: The politics of green Jharkhand and the poetry of Jacinta Kerketta” at the fifth International Conference on Climate Change, Environmental Ethics and Ecological Humanities organized by Department of English, Mahishadal Raj College, West Bengal, September 3-4, 2019.
  2. Presented as Plenary Speaker “Truth Regimes, Post Truth and Deflating the Filter Bubble” at the two-day International Conference on Debating the Post-truth Phenomenon: Indian Literature, Culture and Critical Discourse, organized by DAV PG College, Varanasi, December 19-20, 2018.
  3. Presented “Write/Right the Partition in 2016: Shobha Rao’s An Unrestored Woman and Other Storiesat the two-day International Conference on Women and Sectarian Violence in South Asia: Fiction and Reality organized by Centre for English Studies, School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies, Central University of Gujarat, November 9-10, 2017.
  4. Presented “Re-Reading the Unique Cultural Mosaic of the Lepcha Community” at the International Conference on Narrativising Indigeneity- Looking to the Future organized by Centurion University of Technology and Management, Odisha in association with Deakin University, Australia, IGNCA, and Central University of Odisha, Koraput, at Paralakhemundi, Feb 24-27, 2016.
  5. Invited to chair a session at the International Conference on Ishmat Chughtai “In the Name of Chughtai: One Hundred Years of Celebration (1915-2016)” organized by the Department of Comparative Literature, Jadavpur University, in collaboration with MAKAIAS and ICSSR-ERC at Kolkata, Jan 13-15, 2016.
  6. Presented “Traversing Within and Without: The Mbari Tradition of Igbo Nigeria” at the International Conference Palaver XIII on Journey of Performance and Performing Art Forms Within Africa and Beyond organized by the Centre for Studies in African Literatures and Cultures, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, Jan 11-12, 2016.Also chaired a session at the conference.
  7. Presented “Periphery to Centre: Re-reading the Unique Cultural Mosaic of the Lepcha Community” at the International Conference on Cultural Heritage of Sikkim organized by the Department of Anthropology, Sikkim University, Gangtok, April 25 - 27, 2015.
  8. Presented “Myopic Masculinities and Feminine Silences: Refocusing on Achebe’s Igboland through Adimora-Ezeigbo’s Lens” at the International Seminar on Remembering Chinua Achebe organized by the Department of Studies in English, University of Mysore, March 20-21, 2014. Also chaired a session at the conference.
  9. Presented “Translation across Disciplines: The Bodanis and Gamow Unconventional Physics Narratives” at the XVI International Conference on Translation, Comparatism and the Global South jointly organized by The Forum on Contemporary Theory, Baroda and Department of Studies in English, University of Mysore at Mysore, December 15-18, 2013.
  10. Presented “The Seven Loves of A She-Devil: Re-defining Fe(male) Criminality in Susanna’s Seven Husbands/7 Khoon Maaf at the International Conference on Literature to Cinema: Adaptation, Appropriation, Adulteration organized by the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, West Bengal June, 1-3, 2013. Also chaired a session at the conference.
  11. Presented “Voices We Would Rather Suppress:  Women in Prisons of India” at the International Conference on Women Empowerment in India organized by Institute for Social Development and Research, Ranchi, Jharkhand, March 1-3, 2013. Also chaired a session at the conference.
  12. Presented “Voices We Would Rather Not Hear A. Revathi’s transautobiography The Truth About Me” at the International Conference on Voices from the Margin: Society, Culture and Exclusion organized by School of Languages, Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi, February 20-22, 2013.
  13. Presented “Shattering the Colonial Myth of the African Woman: Re-reading Ifi Amadiume’s Male daughters, female Husbands” at the two dayInternational Conference on De-territorializing Diversities: Cultures, Literatures & Languages of the Indigenousorganized by Department of English, Maharaja Agrasen College (University of Delhi), Delhi, February 6-7, 2013.
  14. Presented “Comparativity in the Classic Derridean Gap (Re)locating the Outsider in Theory/Praxis -- Discourse/Reality” at the XI CLAI Biennial International Conference on The Journey of Comparative Literature: India and Beyond organized at Department of Comparative Literature, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, January 16 - 18, 2013.
  15. Presented “The Ever-Mythic Position of Women: Creation Myths and Contemporary Women in India, Nigeria and Australia”at the UGC Sponsored International Conference on Myth and Cult in Literature organized by Department of English, St. Andrew’s College (University of Mumbai), Mumbai, September 27 - 28, 2012. Also chaired a session at the conference.
  16. Presented “Cartographical Sport/Throttled Stories: Re-reading 1947 India/Pakistan”at the 14th International Conference on the Literature of Region and Nation, organized by the Institute of English Studies, University of Pecs, Hungary, June 20- 24 2012.
  17. Presented “Stories We Would Rather Not Hear: Women in Prisons of India” at the International Conference on Minority Discourses Across Cultures jointly organized by the Comparative Literature Association of India and Department of English, Central University of Rajasthan, Bandra Sindri, Kishangarh, Ajmer, February 26-28,2012. Also chaired a session titled Crisis of Identity in African/African-American Literature Part 1.          
  18. Presented “Blurred Overlaps and Fading Margins: The Osmotic Relationship between “Text” and “Culture” in Karen King-Aribisala’s The Hangman’s Game” at the International Conference on Text, Culture, Performance: Postcolonial Issues jointly organized by IACLALS and Centre for English Language, Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi, February 2-4, 2012.
  19. Presented “Selective Amnesia in Colonial/Nationalist Discourse: The Igbo Women’s War of 1929” at the Chotro IV International Conference on Imagining the Intangible: Languages, Literature and Visual Arts of the Indigenous jointly organized by ACLALS & Bhasha Research and Publication Centre, Baroda, January 6-8, 2012.
  20. Chaired a session and was discussant at international seminar Me and My Writing: Women Writers from Africa and India jointly organized by Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, India International Centre, New Delhi, and Bharati College, Delhi University, Shimla, November 22-23, 2010.
  21. Joint paper Frankenstein’s Monster: The Railways” presented by co-author Dr. Amitabha Bhattacharyya at International Conference on Biodiversity and Environmental Governance in Canada and India: Safeguarding Ecosystems for Human Welfare organized by Centre for Canadian Studies, Department of English, Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar, Uttarakhand, in collaboration with Department of Biology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada, October 21-23, 2010.
  22. Presented “Foregrounding the Margin: Socio-Cultural Traditions of the Lepchas of North-East India and the Igbos of South-East Nigeria” in the Chotro III International Conference on Local Knowledge - Global Translations: The Imagination and Images of Indigenous Communities in the Twenty-first Century organized by Developing Countries Research Centre, Delhi University, Bhasha Research and Publication Centre and the Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies in Delhi, September 11-12, 2010 and in Chail, Himachal Pradesh, September 13-16, 2010.
  23. Presented “Voicing Sycorax and Caliban: Socio-Cultural Gender-Friendly Traditions of Two Tribal Societies: The Lepchas of India and the Igbos of Nigeria”at the XIXth Congress of the International Comparative Literature Association with its focal themeExpanding the Frontiers of Comparative Literatureorganized at Chung-Ang University, Seoul, South Korea, August 15 - 21, 2010.
  24. Presented “Mapping Borders/Screaming Skeletons: Relocating Women in Partition Narratives” at International Seminar on Negotiating Interventions in South East Asia organized by Arunachal Institute of Tribal Studies, Rajiv Gandhi University, Itanagar, February 15-17, 2010.
  25. Presented “Voicing the Other’s Other: Tribal Igbo Women in Pre-Colonial Nigeria” at International Conference on Identity and Cultural Dynamics: Tribes of South Africa, Nigeria and North East India organized by Rajiv Gandhi University, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh, India, in collaboration with Sahitya Akademi and ICSSR, New Delhi, October 28-30, 2009.
  26. Presented “The Dynamics of Quadruple Displacement and Herb Green” at International Seminar on Migration and Displacement: Issues and Trends organized by Centre for Refugee Studies, Jadavpur University, March 30, 2009.
  27. Presented “Foregrounding Caliban in Prospero’s Narrative, Unearthing Socio-Cultural Gender-Friendly Traditions of Two Tribal Societies: The Lepchas of India and the Igbos of Nigeria” at 1st International Conference on World Languages and North East Languages: Convergence, Enrichment or Death? organized by Department of Linguistics, North Eastern Hill University, Shillong, Meghalaya, March 18-20, 2009.
  28. Presented “Re-reading Globalization without Blinkers: Saadawi’s Fundamentalist Egypt and Adiga’s Pseudo-Democratic India” at International Seminar on India and North Africa under Globalisation jointly organized by Academy of Third World Studies and African Studies Association of India, at Academy of Third World Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, February 18-19, 2009.
  29. Presented “Prophetic Narayan: Millennium USA: Analyzing My Dateless Diaryat the R.K. Narayan Centenary International Seminar at Department of Studies in English, University of Mysore, March 7-9, 2007.
  30. Presented “Re-Drawn Borders, Rooted Selves, Re-Defining Immigrant Imagination: Saadat Hasan Manto’s TheReturnat International Seminar on Immigrant Imagination (Community and Self in Indian Diasporic Writing) at Centre for English Studies, School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, February 28-March 2, 2007.
  31. Presented “Achebe’s Fiction: Subverting Sex as Empire Building?” at 13th Annual Cultural Studies Conference Sex and the Body Politic organized by Department of English, Kansas State University, USA, March 4-6, 2004.
  32. Presented “Achebe’s Igboland: Pre-colonial, Colonial, Ultra-colonial” at 9th International Conference on the Literature of Region and Nation organized by the School of Graduate Studies, Faculty of Human Sciences, University of Natal, Durban, South Africa, July 30 - August 2, 2002.
  33. Attended Conference on Langston Hughes organized by The African American Research Center, Institute du Monde Anglophone, Paris, 19th October, 2002.

National Webinars and Lecture Series
Presentation and Chairing

  1. Presented as Invited Speaker “Love as Liberation” in Tark Lectures Series, organized by Tark Debating Society, Patna Women’s College, Patna, Bihar. Online, Zoom Meet, 17th February, 2021.  
  2. Presented as Invited Speaker Jal, Jungle, Zameen, Zameer, Zubaan:
    Reading the Poetry of Jacinta Kerketta” in One Day National Level Webinar on Environmentalism in English Literature organized by Department of English, Debra Thana Sahid Kshudiram Smriti Mahavidyalaya in collaboration with Department of English, EGRA S.S.B. College, West Bengal. Online, Google Meet, 15th January, 2021.  
  3. Presented “Charles Darwin: Evolution and the Survival of the Fittest” at 15 days Online Lecture Series on History of Ideas, conducted under the aegis of Daath Voyage: An International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in English (ISSN 2455-7544), on 07th January, 2021. Online, Zoom Meet, 27th December 2020 - 10th January, 2021.  
  4. Presented as Resource Person “Postcolonial Theories: A Discussion” at Refresher Course on Comparative Literature, MIL, English & Assamese, organized by UGC-HRDC, Gauhati University, Guwahati, on November 25th, 2020. Online, Google Meet, 12th - 25th November, 2020.
  5. Presented as Resource Person “Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart  and Akachi Adimora Ezeigbo’s The Last of the Strong Ones: A Comparison” at Refresher Course on Comparative Literature, MIL, English & Assamese, organized by UGC-HRDC, Gauhati University, Guwahati, on November 24th, 2020. Online, Google Meet, 12th - 25th November, 2020.
  6. Presented as Special Invitee “Reading Things Fall Apart in 2020” at Webseries of Lectures organized by Department of English in collaboration with IQAC, Panskura Banamali College, Purba Medinipur, West Bengal, on October 12th, 2020. Online, Google Meet.
  7. Presented as Resource Person “The New Normal: His(Stories) and Hers” at Refresher Course on Women Studies and Gender Sensitization, organized by UGC-HRDC, Ranchi University, Ranchi, on September 26th, 2020. Online, CISCO Webex Meet, 18th Sept - 1st October 2020
  8. Presented as Resource Person “Sojourning a World Uncharted: Women in Prisons of West Bengal” at Refresher Course on Women Studies and Gender Sensitization, organized by UGC-HRDC, Ranchi University, Ranchi, on September 24th, 2020. Online, CISCO Webex Meet, 18th Sept - 1st October 2020
  9. Presented “Roots and Routes: Culture and Globalization” at
    Short Term Course on Cultural Studies, conducted under the aegis of Daath Voyage: An International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in English (ISSN 2455-7544), on 20th September, 2020. Online, Zoom Meet, 16th Sept - 20th Sept, 2020. 
  10. Presented as Resource Person “The Pandemic, the XX Chromosome and the New Normal” at Three Day Online Faculty Enrichment Programme on Covid- 19 and Life Beyond: Challenges and Issues organized by IQAC, sponsored under UGC-CPE Scheme, Nirmala College, Ranchi, Jharkhand, on July 10th, 2020. Online, Zoom Meet, 10th July - 12th July, 2020.
  11. Presented as Keynote Speaker “Satyajit Ray’s Agantuk: Is it Relevant Today?” in One Day National Webinar on Film and Literature: Prospects and Challenges organized by PG Department of English, Maulana Mazharul Haque Arabic and Persian University, Patna, Bihar. Online, Zoom Meet, 5th July, 2020.
  12. Presented as Invited Speaker “Locating Texts in the Postcolonial Frame: Perspectives and Challenges” in Rainbow Series of Online Guest Lectures organized by Department of English, Guru Nanak College, Dhanbad, Jharkhand. Online, Google Meet, 30th June, 2020.
  13. Presented “Awakening from Stony Sleep: Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart in Online Lecture Series organized by Department of English, Kharagpur College in collaboration with Department of English, EGRA S.S.B. College, West Bengal. Online, Google Meet, 20th June, 2020.
  14. Presented “Patriarchal Myopia and Gendered vision: Reading Woman in Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart and Akachi Adimora- Ezeigbo’s The Last of the Strong Ones at two day national webinar on Counter Narratives: Literature from the Global South organized by Department of English, Prabhunath College, Parsa, Bihar, on June 9th, 2020. Online, Google Meet, 8th and 9th June, 2020.
  15. Presented “Voice of Contemporary Jharkhand: Reading the Poetry of Jacinta Kerketta” at online platform of GNOSIS Lecture Series-2020, organized by GNOSIS, an International Journal of English, 25th May, 2020.
  16. Presented “The Poetry of Jacinta Kerketta and the Discourse of Green Jharkhand” as Online Research Lecture, part of Panel Discussion on “Literature and Nature” organized by Division of English, Department of Science and Humanities, VFSTR Deemed to be University, Vadlamudi, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh. 11th May, 2020.
NATIONAL CONFERENCES

 

Presentation and Chairing

  1. Presented “Towards a Greener World: Foregrounding the Eco-Friendly Lepcha Cultural Mosaic” at the National Conference on Reimagining the History and Traditions of the People of Sikkim organized by the Department of History, Sikkim University, Gangtok, November 14 - 15, 2019.
  2. Invited as Panelist to present “Reading Jacinta Kerketta: The ‘People’s Poet’ of Jharkhandin the Panel Discussion “Young Tribal Writers: Their Themes Issues and Challenges” at the Tribal Literature Festival 2019 organized by Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya, Bhopal, November 10-12, 2019.
  3. Invited to chair a session at the National Seminar on Imagining the World: Literature, Philosophy, Myth and Reality organized by Department of English, Guru Nanak College, Dhanbad, Jharkhand, July 27-28, 2019.
  4. As Resource Person delivered the Keynote Address “Mind/Nature-scape: Re-imagining the Environment” at the one-day National-Level Seminar on Rethinking the Environment: Reviewing Ecological Imagination jointly organized by the Department of Geography and Department of English, Belda College, Belda, West Bengal, March 29, 2019. Also chaired two sessions.
  5. As Resource Person delivered a plenary lecture on “Myopic Masculinities and Gendered Interventions: Things Fall Apart and The Last of the Strong Ones at the two-day National-Level Seminar on Genre Studies: The Idea of the Novel organized by the Department of English and Culture Studies, University of Burdwan, West Bengal, March 6-7, 2019. Also chaired a session.
  6. Invited as Panelist to present “Metamorphosed Peripheries: Reading Mamang Dai’s The Legends of Pensam and Stuart Blackburn’s Into the Hidden Valleyin the Panel Discussion “Tribal Literature: Contribution and Concerns” at the Tribal Literature Festival 2018organized by Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya, Bhopal, December 14-16, 2018.
  7. As Resource Person delivered a plenary lecture on “Effective Communication Skills” at the one day National Seminar on Imparting Communication and Soft Skills organized by the Department of English, Academy of Maritime Education and Training (Deemed To Be University), Chennai, October 29, 2018.
  8. Invited as Panelist in the session “The Future of Tribal Oral Culture in the Age of Globalization/Digitization” at the ICSSR Sponsored National Conference on Tribes in Transition-II: Reaffirming Indigenous Identity through Narrative organized by Department of English & Outreach Programme, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, February 27-28, 2017. Also chaired a session.
  9. Presented “We can’t go back, but we don’t know how to go ahead”: Warped Indo-Trini Identities in Shani Mootoo’s Valmiki’s Daughterat UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Quest of Identity in the Literature of Indian Diaspora in English organized by Department of English, Egra Sarada Shashi Bhusan College, Egra, West Bengal, February13-14, 2017. Also chaired a session.
  10. As Resource Person delivered a lecture on “We can be, and frequently are, our own enemies: Relocating Biafra in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun at the UGC-sponsored National Seminar on War, Literature & Humanity: Rethinking English Literature in the Context of World War I organized by Department of English, Prabhat Kumar College, Contai, West Bengal, Nov 18-19, 2015. Also chaired a session.
  11. Presented “Periphery to Centre: Lepchas of India and Igbos of Nigeria” at the Conference on Tribes in Contemporary India: Orality, Identity and Development at Samvaad - A tribal Conclave organized by Tata Steel, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, Nov 15-18, 2015.
  12. Chaired a session at the National Seminar on Cultural Heritage of Arunachal Pradesh organized as part of 39th Foundation Day Celebrations of Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya, Bhopal, March 21-23, 2015.
  13. As Resource Person presented “Voices Categorically Marginalized: A. Revathi’s Trans-Autobiography The Truth About Meat the National Conference on Indian Literature on Marginality in English organized by the Department of English, Annai Fathima College of Arts & Science, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, October 18, 2013. Also chaired a session.
  14. Invited as Resource Person to deliver a talk on “Worlds We Choose to Ignore: Lepchas of India and Igbos of Nigeria”at theNational Seminar on Folk Art And Literature: Text And Context organized by Department of English, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore, West Bengal, under the UGC DRS (SAP) programme, March 25 - 26, 2013.
  15. Invited as Resource Person to deliver a talk on Re-reading Globalization Without Blinkers: Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger and Pseudo-Democratic India” at the UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Indian English Prose and Poetry: New Perspectives organized by Department of English, Midnapore College, West Bengal, December 6-7, 2012. Also chaired two sessions at the seminar.
  16. Invited as Plenary Speaker to deliver a talk on New Literatures in English at the UGC Sponsored National Seminar on New Trends in English Studies, organized by the University Department of English, Sidhu Kannu Murmu University, Dumka, Jharkhand, September 7-8, 2012. Also chaired a session at the seminar.
  17. As Resource Person presented “Those We Would Rather Forget: Women in Prisons of West Bengal” at the National Seminar on Women's Issues Today organized by Department of English, Kuvempu University, Karnataka, April 20- 21, 2009.
  18. Presented “The Hegemonic Game of ‘Exclusion’/‘Inclusion’ ‘Chaos’/‘Cosmos’ Exploring the Dynamics of the ‘Evil Forest’ in Chinua Achebe’s World” at National Seminar on Representations of Nature in Literature: Contemporary Issues organized by the Department of English and Foreign Languages, Tezpur University, Assam, April 8-9, 2009.
  19. Presented “We can be, and frequently are, our own enemies: Relocating Biafra in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sunat two-day National Seminar on Africa: Issues of Governance and Development jointly organized by Academy of Third World Studies and African Studies Association of India, at Academy of Third World Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, March 26-27, 2008.                              
  20. Presented “Caged in Diasporas: Longing and Belonging in Maya Angelou’s All God’s Children Need Travelling Shoesat UGC National Seminar on Historiographic Narratives: Diasporic Writings organized by Department of English, Government Post Graduate College, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, March 7-8, 2008.
  21. Presented “Tribal Igbo Culture without Blinkers: Achebe to Adichie:  “Mbari” to Literature” at seminar on Articulating Reality: Literature, Ethics and Culture organized by Department of English, Panjabi University, Patiala, February 21-22, 2008.
  22. Presented “Text to Film: Tagore, Premchand and Ray’s Canvas” at three-day National Seminar on Fiction into Film: Satyajit Ray’s Interpretation of Tagore and Premchand organized by Jamia Millia Islamia University in collaboration with Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi November 23-25, 2006.
  23. Presented “The Traditional Igbo Cosmos: Cultural Institutes and Empowerment of Women” at National Workshop on Empowerment of Women and Tribal Traditions at Women’s Study Center, Barkatullah University, Bhopal, May 20-21, 2006.
  24. Presented Women Prisoners: Issues of Mental Development and Rehabilitation” at National Seminar on Empowerment of Women: Horizons of Possibilities at Women’s Study Center, Barkatullah University, Bhopal, May 18-19, 2006.
  25. Presented “Addressing the Need for Cultural Re-translations: Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo’s The Last of the Strong Ones at National Conference on Developing Advance Venture in Translation organized by Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya, Wardha and CIIL, Mysore at Wardha, October 27-29, 2004.
  26. Presented “Translating Black Worlds: Creating Black Socio-Literary Space: Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes were Watching God at National Conference on Translation and Socioliterary Space organized by Department of English and Modern European Language, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, February 12-14, 2004.
  27. Presented “Achebe’s Things Fall Apart: Igbo Culture Re-translated” at National Seminar on Post-Colonial Translation organized by Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Kharagpur and CIIL, Mysore at IIT Kharagpur, March 28-30, 2003.
  28. Presented guest paper “Support to Women in Prisons” at XX Annual Conference of the Indian Society of Professional Social Work, organized with Vidyasagar School of Social Work, Vidyasagar University, at Kolkata, March 23 -25, 2002.
INVITED TALKS AND LECTURES
  1. Delivered an invited lecture on “English as Educational Tool” for teachers and students of Sri Sathya Sai P.U. College for Women, Saptapur, Dharwad, Karnataka, on January 27, 2020.
  2. As Guest Resource Person delivered a lecture on “Teaching Literature in Interactive Way” in Capacity Building Programme for Teachers of English organized by DAV Public School, Hehal, Ranchi, on December 14, 2019.
  3. Delivered Keynote Speech at the programme In Memoriam: Toni Morrison (1931-2019) jointly organized by Patna Chapter of Tata Institute of Social Sciences in collaboration with the Department of English, Patna University and College of Arts and Crafts, Patna University, at Patna, Bihar, September 21, 2019.
  4. Delivered an invited lecture on “Traversing a World Unmapped: Women in Prisons of West Bengal” at the Department of English, Lalbaba College, Belur Math, Howrah, West Bengal, August 14, 2019.
  5. As Resource Person delivered a lecture on “Language, Literature and Society” in Refresher Course on “Linguistics” organized by UGC-HRDC, Ranchi University, Ranchi, July 23 to August 5, 2019, on August 3, 2019.
  6. As Resource Person delivered a lecture on “Mapping a World Unknown: Women in Prisons of West Bengal” in Refresher Course on “Women Studies and Gender Sensitization” organized by UGC-HRDC, Ranchi University, Ranchi, July 2 to July 15, 2019, on July 9, 2019.
  7. Delivered an invited lecture on “A World Uncharted: Women in Prisons of West Bengal” at the Research Fellows’ Association Colloquium, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata, April 18, 2019.
  8. As Resource Person delivered a lecture on “Literature and Research” at the Ten-day National Workshop on Research Methodology in Social Sciences organized by the Department of Contemporary and Tribal Customary Law, Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi, April 1-10, 2019, on April 03, 2019.
  9. As Resource Person delivered a lecture on “Stories we would rather not hear: Women in Prisons of India” in 16th Refresher Course on “Women and Gender Sensitization Studies” organized by UGC-HRDC, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, December 18, 2018 to January 07, 2019, on December 21, 2018.
  10. Invited as Resource Person to deliver a talk in the one day colloquium on “The Post-Colonial Lens and Reading Literature” organized by Department of English, Government College, Bomdila, Arunachal Pradesh, October 11, 2018
  11. Delivered a “Special Lecture” on “Re-reading Literature: Postcolonial Perspectives and Approaches” organized by Department of English, Lanka Mahavidyalaya, Lanka, Hojai, Assam, September 19, 2018.
  12. As Resource Person delivered two lectures on “Language and Society: An Interface” in Refresher Course on “Linguistics” organized by UGC-HRDC, Ranchi University, Ranchi, August 6 to August 26, 2018, on August 7 and 24, 2018.
  13. As Key Resource Person delivered a lecture on “Research Methodology and Documentation” in Faculty Development Programme organized by Amity University, Ranchi, August 3-9, 2018, on August 3, 2018.
  14. As Resource Person delivered a lecture on “Research Methodology: Post-colonial Perspectives” at the Ten-day National Workshop on Research Methodology in Social Sciences organized by the Centre for Tribal Folklore, Language and Literature, School for the Study of Culture, Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi, March 21-30, 2018, on March 21, 2018.
  15. As Resource Person delivered two lectures on “Post-colonialism: Perspectives, Themes and Recessions” in Refresher Course organized by UGC-Human Resource Development Centre, Morabadi Campus, Ranchi University, Ranchi, December 1-21, 2017, on December 04 and 15, 2017.
  16. Delivered a lecture on “Effective Communication Skills” at two day Workshop on Communication Skills and Technical Education organized by Department of English & ECE, Cambridge Institute of Technology, Ranchi, sponsored by TEQIP – II, MHRD, Government of India, February 22-23, 2017 on February 22, 2017.
  17. As Resource Person delivered a lecture on “Literary Theory and Folklore Research” at the National Workshop on Research Methodology and Social Sciences for Folklore Studies organized by Centre for Tribal Folklore, Language and Literature, Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi and sponsored by ICSSR, New Delhi, Feb 1-10, 2016 on February 10, 2016.
  18. As Resource Person delivered two lectures on “Report Writing” and “How to Write an Academic Report” at the Research Methodology Workshop for ST,SC,OBC, & Women organized by Centre for Indigenous Culture Studies, Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi and sponsored by ICSSR, New Delhi, August 18-27, 2015 on August 19 and 23, 2015.
  19. Invited to address the students and faculty of Sri Sathya Sai Gurukulam English Medium School, Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh, January 28-29, 2015.
  20. Delivered a Special Lecture on “Stories We Would Rather Not Hear: Women in Prisons of India” on the broad topic Culture Therapy, Women and Indian Prisons at the Department of English, Kalyani University, Kalyani, West Bengal, August 14, 2014.
  21. Delivered a Special Lecture on “African Tribes” at the Department of Tribal Studies, Kannada University, Hampi, Karnataka, March 24, 2014.
  22. Delivered a Special Lecture on “Communication Skills” at KLE Society’s Gudleppa Hallikeri College, Haveri, Karnataka, March 22, 2014.
  23. Presented a talk “Igbo Socio-Cultural Organizations and Chinua Achebe” at the programme Focus Africa: Things Fall Apart and Chinua Achebe’s Work organized at India International Centre, New Delhi, August 11, 2009.
  24. Addressed Correctional Officers on “Handling of Women Inmates and their Children in Custody”, part of In-Service Training Course for Correctional Officers organized by West Bengal Correctional Services, Government of West Bengal, Kolkata, May 19-28, 2008 on May 27, 2008.
  25. Delivered a lecture on “Best Practices in Communications and Outreach, and Relationship Building with Customers” at the Distribution Reform, Upgrades and Management Training Program, organized by the Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur , December 19-23, 2006 on December 20, 2006.
  26. As Resource Person delivered “Women Prisoners in West Bengal and Human Rights: an Overview” at the UGC Sponsored Refresher Course in History on Human Rights in India, organized by the Academic Staff College, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, January 2-22, 2004, on January 6, 2004.
  27. Delivered panel lecture on “Scope of Family Counseling in Prisons” at Orientation Programme on Family Counseling organized by Jayaprakash Institute of Social Change, Kolkata, September 14-23, 2002, on September 19, 2002.
  28. Lectured on “Women Prisoners in West Bengal: an Overview” at workshop on Gender Issues in Prison: Major Issues for Social Mainstreaming organized by Jayaprakash Institute of Social Change, Kolkata, May 4-5, 2002, on May 4, 2002.

WORKSHOPS/ORIENTATION COURSES
Participation, Presentation and Chairing

  1. Conducted a Three Day Workshop and delivered three lectures on “Modern Literary Theories and Research Methodology” for students and faculty members at Sourashtra College, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, October 19, 21,22, 2013.
  2. Conducted a Workshop and delivered a lecture on “Communication for Effective Teaching” for faculty members at the Annai Fathima College of Arts & Science, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, October 19, 2013.
  3. Conducted a Workshop and delivered lecture on “Communication Skills” for students at the Annai Fathima College of Arts & Science, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, October 19, 2013.
  4. Chaired a session in Two Day Workshop on Embittered History: Post-Memories of Partition organized by Centre for English Language, Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi, March 6-7, 2013.
  5. Participated in UGC Capacity Building Workshop of Women Managers in Higher Education organized by Fakir Mohan University, Balasore, Odisha, 20th - 24th December, 2012.
  6. Participated in UGC sponsored four week Orientation Course organized by Academic Staff College, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, January 8 - February 2, 2007.
  7. Participated in Regional Workshop on Implementation of National Policy for the Empowerment of Women organized by National Institute of Public Co-operation and Child Development (NIPCCD) at Guwahati, February 11-12, 2002. 
  8. Participated in Orientation Course on Capacity Building for Women in Difficult Circumstances organized by National Institute of Public Co-operation and Child Development (NIPCCD) at Kolkata, November 20-24, 2001.

Program Organized:

  INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES:
  1. As Convener assisted in organizing the International Conference on Voices from the Margin: Society, Culture and Exclusion organized by School of Languages, Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi, February 20-22, 2013.
  2. As Co-Convener assisted in organizing the International Conference on Text, Culture, Performance: Postcolonial Issues jointly organized by IACLALS and Centre for English Language, Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi, February 2-4, 2012.
  3. As Conference Coordinator organized a three day International Multidisciplinary Conference on Identity and Cultural Dynamics: Tribes of South Africa, Nigeria and North East India, October 28-30, 2009, at Rajiv Gandhi University, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh, India, in collaboration with Sahitya Akademi and ICSSR, New Delhi. The Keynote Address was delivered by Professor A. H. (Annie) Gagiano, Professor Emeritus, Department of English, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa. Special Invitees included Professors Charles N. Bwana and Murindwa-Rutanga from the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Makerere University, Uganda. The Valedictory Address was delivered by Professor Jasbir Jain, Professor Emeritus, Rajasthan University and Writer-in-Residence, Sahitya Akademi. Eminent scholars from the Universities of Mysore, Madras, Nagaland, Tezpur, Guwahati as also the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, the North Eastern Hill University (NEHU), Shillong, and Rajiv Gandhi University participated in the deliberations.
NATIONAL CONFERENCES:

As Organizing Secretary and Convener, organized a three day festival Salva Tagore at the Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi, to celebrate the 150th Birth Anniversary of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore, the legendary poet, philosopher, painter and educationist. The three-day long celebration from 12th - 14th November, 2011, included thought provoking academic sessions, wherein eminent speakers from across the country deliberated on the life, works and vision of Tagore, enthralling cultural performances by internationally renowned artists such as Ms. Tanusree Shankar and Padmashree H. Kanhailal, an exhibition on Tagore and a food festival showcasing cuisine from Bengal and Jharkhand. The dance drama “Valmiki Pratibha” performed by inmates of Presidency Correctional Home, Kolkata, on 13th November, 2011, exemplary of Tagore’s vision of cultural therapy, was an attempt by the University to reach out to those less privileged. The celebrations was preceded by quiz, poetry recitation, painting and street play competitions for the school and college students of Jharkhand, giving them a unique platform to showcase their talents.

WORKSHOPS:

  • As Organizing Secretary conducted a Two Day Workshop on Embittered History: Post-Memories of Partition at the Centre for English Language, Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi, March 6 -7 March, 2013.

Online Lecture Series:

  1. As Co-organizer, organized Two Week Online Lecture Series on “Contemporary Critical Theories” under the aegis of Daath Voyage: An International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in English (ISSN 2455-7544), 25th August, 2020 to 07th September, 2020.
  2. As Co-organizer, organized a Distinguished Online Lecture on “Marxism” by Prof. Murindwa-Rutanga, Makerere University, Uganda, under the aegis of Daath Voyage: An International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in English (ISSN 2455-7544), 9th September, 2020.

Any other information:

 
  1. Editor-in-Chief, Glocal Colloquies, An International Journal of World Literatures and Cultures
  2. Honorary Member, Editorial Board, New Literaria: An International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities.
  3. Member, Editorial Board, Consortium: An International Journal of Literary and Cultural Studies.
  4. Member, Board of Advisors and Reviewer, Middle Flight, Journal of English Literature and Language
  5. Peer-Reviewer, Journal of Advanced Studies (ISSN:3394-7241), published by Behala College, Kolkata-60
  6. Member, IACLALS, Indian Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies
  7. Member, Comparative Literature Association of India

Updated as on

  15th August, 2021